Greek Wine

Wine has been a part of Greek culture for at least 4,000 years. Of course, the “worship” of the ancient Greek god of wine, Dionysus, played an important role in lifestyle and cherished folklore for many centuries. 

While excavating an ancient structure on the island of Crete, archaeologists discovered Minoan era wine presses, chalices, amphorae (that iconic two-handled, clay vessel) and wine grape seeds that date back to the 3rd century BC. In another dig, remarkably well preserved wine vessels were found in the ancient palace of King Minos in Knossos. On the mainland, the Myceneans, who existed from 1600-1100 BC, used fine gold and silver goblets to drink wine. Homer makes several mentions of wine in the Odyssey, which has in-depth descriptions of, for instance the  importance of wine as a travel comfort. Amphorae were shaped taller, with a pointed base, to allow for easier storage, and were distributed evenly to maintain the equilibrium of the ships. The ancient amphorae vary Read more »

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Wine and food pairing specialist. With retail, wholesale and import expertise, and the curiosity of an ex-archaeologist, I love to uncover the wines that are the truest expressions of place and time.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Agiorgitiko

    The term Agiorgitiko means "Saint George's grape". This could refer to Saint George's Day, a Greek celebration that o...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Greece View all

  • La Tour Melas

    Greek, Organic vineyard/winery producing high quality red wine.

  • Mercouri Estate

    The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese,near the village of Korakochori, 2 k...

  • A & G Papaioannou Vineyards

    Thanasis Papaioannou is one of the first producers who understood and promoted the idea that wine...

  • Domaine Evharis

    Evharis estate agricultural activities relate to the production and bottling of different varieti...

  • Popova Kula

    The Popova Kula Winery and vineyards are located on the south slopes of the Grand Hill (Veliko Br...

  • Domaine Sigalas

    The company was founded in 1991, under the name Sigalas Winery Ltd. The winery was initially loca...

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  • Domaine Spiropoulos Mantinia 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by panagis

  • Skoras St George 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by panagis

  • Vranec Perfect Choice 2005


    Fenomenal wine! Best price performance wine that I had so far... Read More

    Wine review by dimitrievski

  • Boutari Santorini Weiwein 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Classiccargirl

  • Samos Muscat Vin Doux 2007


    This was a wonderful bottle. Chill before drinking, but not too long. Upon opening the nose is filled with a strong aroma of honey and apricot (I dont pick up florals very well yet). It has a beautiful golden color. Its rather big for a white, slightly heavier than most. This was a high alcohol content at 15%. The first time I tried it I thought... Read More

    Wine review by Faolan

  • Torciano Chianti Crete Rosse 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by why no

  • Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve 1996


    Winemaker's Notes:Subtle aroma of dried fruit that also gives off a woody scent. Robust wine with body characterized by an abundance of mature tannins. The Grande Reserve Naoussa pairs well with game, red meat and sharp cheeses.source: Read More

    Wine review by schmarty

  • Vranec 2005


    wonderful example of a dry vranec. this goes great with light fare to grilled meats Read More

    Wine review by 2friendsimports

  • Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Nemea Nótios 2007


    quirky smooth velvety, deep ruby bright berries on top, slate minerals below. Leather and plum. Read More

    Wine review by ibex

  • Nico Lazaridi Magic Mountain 2000


    No written review

    Wine review by krisino

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